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Gastronomy students at the Tabasco campus of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara broke a Guinness world record Saturday with the world’s longest tamal — a tamal wrapped in Yucatan-style banana leaves instead of the corn husks used in other parts of Mexico.

And remember, kids, there is NO SUCH THING AS A “TAMALE:” [Mas…]


Mexican scientists have discovered a cave/sinkhole/subterranean river underneath the ruins of the Kukulkan Pyramid at Chichen Itza in the Yucatan.

Euronews reports on last week’s announcement: [Mas…]


San Diego homie David Tomas Martinez read his poem The Only Mexican at the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series on April 25.


Bugs. Bugs with backpacks of rhinestones. Bugs with backpacks of rhinestones on gold-plated chains. Bugs with backpacks of rhinestones on gold-plated chains you wear as jewelry. Does Mexican PETA know about this?

“Meet the Makech, the Bedazzled Beetles Worn as Living Jewelry,” writes The Smithsonian.com. “The unusual bugs from the Yucatán have a backstory as colorful as their rhinestone-studded rumps.” [Mas…]


Taqueros in Guadalajara put together a two-mile long line of tacos (de puerco) in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record, according to UPI:

…The group in Guadalajara put together the uninterrupted line of tacos using 2,645 pounds of pork.

The 9,047.24-foot-long line of tacos was constructed from ingredients from the state of Yucatan and the tasty tortilla treats were distributed to hungry onlookers after organizers collected the data they needed to submit to Guinness.

The attempt took about 6 hours.

Organizers said they are waiting to hear back from the record keeping organization.

A group in Mexico previously broke the world record for the largest flour taco in 2003 when they assembled a 35.9-foot-long taco that weighed in at 1,654 pounds.


Barto, Барто in Russki, an electropunk combo from Saint Petersburg, rocks the Chalupa “Hostal & Mezcalería” in this new video. The “hostal” is in Tulum in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucutan Peninsula. Also, luchadores.

Schizflux reports:

Their arrival on the scene prompts the managers of wholesome pastime to just in case lock away the sound equipment. Informed by rational choice theories, my strategic tit-for-tat insistence to unlock it for a gig results in firing of the petitioner. [Mas…]

UFO/OVNI hovers over park in the Yucatan — what is it? (video)

by OBI JUAN February 20, 2014 Doomsday Countdown
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The video shows the bright object hovering over Los Almedros II Park in Ciudad Caucel, in the Yucutan. Inexplicata reports: A putative UFO was recorded on video on 11 February 2014. The videographer adds that it was recorded at 22:00 hours on that day, adding: “I’m not saying it’s a spaceship, but it is an […]

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PNS*Hot*Flash: Yucatán prays for Russia after meteor

by EresNerd February 15, 2013 Doomsday Countdown
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO) This just in: The Yucatán Peninsula is sending thoughts and prayers to the people of the Ural Mountains of Russia impacted by today’s meteorite. “Sixty-six million years ago, one of those pinche asteroids hit me and killed my dinosaurs,” Yucatan told reporters at a hastily-called press conference.  “I am still upset about […]

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Dreaded ‘Chicken of the Apocalypse’ spotted in the Yucatan

by Victor Payan September 21, 2012 Doomsday Countdown
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It is no coincidence that this freak formation of flamingos roosting in the shape of a giant chicken took place in the Yucatan, the very heart of the Mayan Apocalypse.

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